Over the next 17 years Ashfield District needs to provide 8,194 new homes. At present it has only identified the ability to provide 2,983 of them. Regrettably, the council’s housing land supply figure stands at just 2.53 years, it should be in excess of 5 years. There is an urgent need therefore to deliver more homes in the district if the council is to meet its housing need.
This site was previously identified in the now withdrawn ‘new’ local plan as one which the council thought would be a good site for new homes. Accordingly, Westerman who own the site, would like to bring forward an application for new homes on this site in order to help the council meet its urgent housing need. It is anticipated that these houses would be delivered within the next 3 years.